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A good swimmer, runner, and climber, the Raccoon is known for its ability to descend a tree headfirst. Nocturnal and solitary, this animal will den in hollow trees, favoring wooded areas along creeks and streams. A potential carrier of rabies, a serious viral disease, caution should be taken when a raccoon is seen during the day, walking slowly and seemingly unafraid of human contact.
Latin Name: Procyon Lotor
Habitat:Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock, Swamp, Marsh
Diet: Frogs, Fish, Crayfish, Reptiles, Fruits, Eggs